The other weekend the VFestival was held at Weston Park which is quite close to where we are. At the end of the festival, various groups are invited to go onto the site to help clear up. They are allowed to keep any equipment they want or get it sent out to people who are in need.
So some of our Leaders went down and helped to tidy up. They came back with 4 virtually brand new tents, costing around £50 or so each, some fold away chairs, some sleeping mats and a lot of beer(!).
They also found lots of brand new tents etc which had been left in place, but knifed or trashed!
It really surprises me that people will spend money on good camping equipment and just abandon or ruin it once it is finished with.
However, our Group and countess other charities will now benefit from the festival goers lack of appreciation for their belongings!
I think we’ll be going again next year!